The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) has relentlessly targeted the isolated “Kuweires Military Airport” in the Aleppo Governorate’s eastern countryside for the last 24 days, targeting the southern and eastern perimeters of the base, while the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers attempt to ward off these encroaching enemy combatants.
On Friday morning, the terrorist group launched another powerful assault at the Kuweires Military Airport’s southern perimeter from their positions at the town of Tal Al-Ahmar; however, unlike their previous attacks, this one was not led by a suicide bomber.
Instead, wave after wave of ISIS militants attempted to breach the Syrian Arab Army’s defensive positions at the Kuweires Military Airport’s southern gates, while another contingent from the terrorist group began their own assault at the eastern gates of this besieged base.
The firefights were very intense between the Syrian Armed Forces and ISIS; but the prevalence of airstrikes from the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) helped deter the terrorist group’s advance, giving the ground forces protecting the base an added boost.
With a number of their attacks failing to yield any gains, the terrorist group relied on their suicide bombers to help open a path into the Kuweires Military Airport for them; however, once again, the suicide bombers were unsuccessful, as the Syrian Armed Forces destroyed the armored vehicles before they could reach their destination at the southern gates of the base.
Now, the terrorist group was in complete disarray – half of their combatants were attempting to evade the Syrian Air Force and the other half were trying to breach the Kuweires Military Airport’s fortifications.
When the ISIS soldiers that were still attacking the airport’s southern perimeter attempted to withdrawal from the base’s gates, they would find themselves being picked off by the Syrian Arab Army soldiers that faced no resistance from the terrorist group’s heavy armory, as they withdrew during the first wave of combatants leaving the area.
According to a military source in Aleppo, over 40 ISIS combatants were killed and 7 armored vehicles were reportedly destroyed during the failed infiltration attempt at the Kuweires Military Airport.